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The lightnings of God for a quick work.  Ps 144:6 From my born-again spirit to others.

The lightnings of God for a quick work. Ps 144:6 From my born-again spirit to others.

 

Power on Schedule

God is no respecter of persons. There are no “special” people, there are only people who do what it takes.

You have to do right to get right results. To operate in God’s power does require effort.

The traditional church keeps waiting for God to descend. Well, He already has, on the Day of Pentecost 2000 years ago. It is up to us to work the process for us to release God in might, love and power. God is no respecter of persons; He shows no partiality (Acts 10:34-35). When God does “come,” it is because someone did enough right to release Him.

Once a week in church does not do the necessary mind renewing; a devotional time every morning does not do it; 6-8 times a day every day may start to do it, but that is only the beginning. The good news is that starting with even 5 minutes a day can set you on the path of success.

I can hear it now, “Hold on, this is legalism.” My response is that there are some 1050 commands in the New Testament. That is right; in the original Greek they are in the imperative or command voice. They are not suggestions. Jesus said your results are the fruit of your doing. Do to see, no right doing, means no seeing. (For a listing of these 1050 commands as complied by Dake, please see the Articles page at our main website www.CovenantPeaceMinistries.com)

One way to say this is, “If I enforce it on you, it is legalism; if you decide to disciple yourself then it is spirit.” While biblically in-accurate, it may help you get started. The right fruit is how much love, power and the mind of Christ you operate in as a lifestyle, 24×7. You do the right, diligent and faithful spiritual disciplines before the battle, or you will arrive at the battle unprepared, and often more of a problem than a help. How you arrive is up to you. That you will have battles is guaranteed as Jesus described in Matt 5-7. Jesus called not preparing “foolish.”

Jesus demonstrated this foundation process to His disciples. Jesus did this in a Scripture-driven prayer life for 3-6 hours a day, 1-4 all nights a week, and often rising early in the morning. He had a regular schedule of 6-8 times or events a day, and then other times as provided or needed. And then His normal ministry of preaching and miracles were above and beyond this, but all this activity was a strong foundation.

That means Jesus had developed and continued to maintain godly habits consistent with how God showed humans (the Jews) what it takes to stay calm in God and manifest the glory of God at the point of need or attack. And His disciples, from Peter to Paul, did the same thing. They all kept a regular schedule of daily faith actions throughout the day and night.

This was not much different from what Moses, Joshua or David did. The secret is to make this a glad lifestyle incorporated into every part of every day. Thus for the Jews in the time of Jesus, this was 6-8 scheduled events a day of 15 minutes to an hour or so each, and then various other parts of the day as they could, with even more emphasis on Sabbath days. And there is no reason we cannot do the same today. Thus Jesus was the “perfect” Jew, and so became Peter, Paul and all Gentile believers.

Here are some Scriptures on this:

Ps 119:164 “Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments (good acts among and for men and against the devil). “

Ps 119:62 “At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments (good acts among and for men and against the devil).”

Ps 119:148 “Mine eyes prevent (go before, are set on a schedule by) the night watches, that I might meditate (mutter to ponder, chew like a cow chews its cud, speak, sing, shout) in thy word.” (Ps 63:6; Lam 2:19; Luke 6:12)

Ps 1:2 “But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate (mutter to ponder, chew like a cow chews its cud, speak, sing, shout) day and night.”

Ps 34:1 “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually (on a daily, regularly scheduled basis and as occasion serves) be in my mouth. 2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.”

Luke 6:12 “And it came to pass in those days, that he (Jesus) went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.”

Luke 18:1 “And he (Jesus) spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always (at all times, continually with frequent regularity) to pray, and not to faint (doubt, stop the faith actions, give up praying continually with frequent regularity); … 7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth (of praying with faith actions continually with frequent regularity even though the answers are long in coming)?”

1 Thess 3:10 “Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith? 11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you. 12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in agape/love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: 13 to the end he may establish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.”

Here Paul (the great works versus faith or grace expounder) tells you his regular prayer schedule, i.e., his “works.” Then Paul commands this in specifics: 1 Thess 5:16 “Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

All three of these (rejoice, pray, giving thanks) puts you to work 24 hours a day! Or at least during your “awake hours.” Doing this is a good description of “being revived.” Add in setting others free of the lordship of the devil whenever you come upon them, and you are now walking as a New Testament, “activated” Christian.

And again: Phil 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand [in power]. 6 Be careful (anxious, fearful, concerned, troubled, terrorized, worried, unsure) for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your aiteo/requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with [and operate in and through] you.”

Notice that the peace of God comes AFTER the right doing, and if your peace is troubled in any way, we are told how to respond until that peace returns.

Thanksgiving definition: Here you pray and then do the behaviors of thanksgiving until you are thankful that you have it. How do you know you have it? You have it when you cannot stop the joyful laughing, dancing, shouting, praising and gladness of true thanksgiving. When you cannot stop it, then you have arrived. Until then you are doing the process of bringing every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and of “making your aiteo/requests known to God.” You are the one making it known to God with faithful actions of thanksgiving until you are in the emotion of thanksgiving.

This is the great “How to bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,” passage. What is left out of “always” in “rejoice in the Lord always?” What is left out of “nothing” in “be careful for nothing?” What is left out of “everything” in “but in everything?”

Christianity is: the process of replacing bad habits with good habits and developing more good habits, all of which you work to continue doing continually with frequent regularity.

Again, the Bible word continually (as does: always, diligently, and without ceasing) means regular and frequent scheduled daily times in multiple-events per day, day after every day, along with when opportunities present themselves, i.e., ad hoc.

Gen 5:24 “And Enoch walked [continually in habitual fellowship] with God; and he was not, for God took him [home with Him]. [Heb 11:5.] AMP

Luke 22:39 “And he (Jesus) came out, and went, as he was wont (as was His regular habit, where He went continually), to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.”

Of course Jesus did what God had commanded His namesake to do (Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua or Yeshua) Josh 1:5 “There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. 7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. 8 This book of the law [for us this includes the entire Bible] shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate (chew, ponder, think on, sing, shout, mutter, recite and proclaim so your mind is never empty of these truths) therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. 9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

Note: Bible meditation and being still is to fill your mind with the goodness and power of the Lord in the Scriptures. False-god methods often focus on emptying your mind so other thoughts can come. Any method short on direct Scripture and long on other words or sounds is suspect. That includes much of past and present popular, so-called “Christian” music, and some forms called “soaking.” Sing the same scripture passage for hours a day is a right form of  biblical meditation.

If Jesus spent 3-6 hours a day, 1-4 all nights a week, and often arose early in the morning for Scripture prayer, and Peter, James, Paul and other disciples did the same, and all taught their disciples to do the same, along with 1-6 hours a day in Holy Spirit tongues, why not you? So if you wonder where your answers from God are, now you know.

If you did not spend the time and “Jesus-effort” before the battle, do not be surprised if you have to spend it in the battle to get victory. Otherwise learn to accept defeat, and blame it on something else rather than your lack of diligence. If you are a child of God, born-again in Jesus, you have all the power of God there is. The issue is you effectively renewing your mind to release God.

The issue is not God withholding anything. God spent the wonder of the Universe, Jesus, for our healing and blessing.  Then God puts Himself in us with Holy Spirit when we get born-again. He has spoken every blessing it is possible to say over us in heaven (Eph 1:3) and God has entered His “rest” (Heb 4:4).

The issue is us doing the right things to release Him, as God is no respecter of persons, nor can He show partiality. Each of us has 24 hours a day; the issue is what you do with them every day. In this case the Universe is digital; every moment you are serving, breathing in and exhaling God or the devil. You chose which by the thoughts, words, and actions you allow and do.

A Bible not devoured is like bags of seed stored away. The potential of God into the earth is there, but rarely a harvest is made. Jesus is the Seed. The only soil that matters is your heart. The truly difficult thing is the consequences of not managing your thought life. Keep Working the Word so God can Work!

Here are two major commands: 2 Cor 10:4 “(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”

Now which part of “every” in “every thought” do you want to debate? If it does not direct you to doing like Jesus, then that is a thought you need to get rid of and focus on one that Jesus did and would think, and then do it.

Jesus said it this way: Matt 12:36 “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”

That word “idle” in “every idle word,” means useless, will be destroyed on the Day of Judgment, and in context, does not produce the Kingdom of God in this life. Now you can debate all this all you want, but now you know what your words can cost you.

Being led of Holy Spirit is you doing what written Bible commands you are aware of and then you following His instruction on how and when to do them as a son of God, a joint-heir with Jesus, and not something less. When you get a “special” leading, this is in addition to your normal lifestyle of going about and doing good like Jesus did.

Those 1050 commands are descriptions of the divine nature you have in the new birth. They are what God wants you to do all the time; everything else is up for wisdom and love. So start with the 1050 first and then seek the Lord for wisdom on doing them, as you do them. The wisdom will come as you do these faith actions.

I have an exercise program I follow every day of every week. Some days I do them first thing in the morning; other days can be any time before I go to sleep, depending on the specifics of the day. Rarely do I miss doing them. They went from a project and labor, to my lifestyle. You do the same thing with the Jesus lifestyle. This is the standard process of intentional habit development.

Typical prayer and fellowship times with God for scheduling include: upon waking; while getting dressed; while dressing children; at breakfast; right after breakfast; morning devotionals; going to work; at 9 AM (or coffee break); 12 noon, lunch; 3 PM (or coffee break); coming home from work; while preparing supper; eating dinner or supper; right after dinner; 6 PM; while watching children in sports, music, etc.; 9 PM; while putting children to bed; after putting children to bed; while undressing; bedtime; rising at 12 midnight for an hour or two of Bible study and praise (like Paul and Silas did in Philippe – Acts 16:25; Ps 119:62); and then rising on the night watches (Ps 119:62, 148). The night watches are typically every one or two hours starting at 9 PM through midnight until dawn, or around 6 AM. And of course, you rising early before everyone else like Jesus did.

Sabbath activities include the same with added joyous expressions of much Scripture and focus on positive and happy interactions with your children. If Sabbath/Sunday is not a day of joy for your children, you are doing it wrong. And yes, this means fun. Remember Israel lost the land for failure to serve, worship, or walk with the Lord continually in gladness and joy (Deut 28:47).

For many, this may seem a lot and would force major changes in your lifestyle and that of your family. If you find yourself getting stressed trying to do this all at once, that is not from God. In that case, slow down, and spend time praising God and singing and speaking in tongues, and/or reading out loud Galatians thru Colossians repeatedly at whatever time-chunks you can muster, regularly or irregularly. Set a goal of 2-5 minutes each day and build from there.

Most who use the Affirmation Magnets in OK, GOD, Now What say the same ones out loud for at least an hour a day for at least 90 days. The normal program is tithing at least 2.4 hours per day. Fastest results are seen with 3-6 hour a day in the Affirmation Magnets and the teachings in OK, GOD, NOW What, along with time spent in other spiritual disciplines spread throughout the day and night. The full program is described in the book.

Note: in the Bible the word thanksgiving includes giving of thanks and/or doing all the faith acts from thanksgiving, praise, joy, affirmations, fasting (the flesh must be disappointed), courage, blessings, aiteo prayer and supplications. For the New Testament we include speaking and singing in tongues, and operating in the other gifts of Holy Spirit. So thanksgiving can mean all of this.

The good news is you can start small and work your way up in this. Small steps do count and you can start to see significant benefits with consistency.

Go to www.CovenantPeaceMinistries.com at the Contact Page, and get our free list of Top Ten Affirmations to get you started. Or get the Power Trilogy book, OK, GOD, Now What, and start an in-depth transformation process now.

You can start with just 2-5 minutes a day. For that we have taken the first Affirmation Magnet A in OK, GOD, Now What and broken it into 10 bite-sized pieces. To get your copy as a gift, just go to our website mentioned above, and go to the Contact Page to request your free listing of these Top-Ten, Scripture-rich, Affirmation Magnets.

They are called Magnets as diligent use will make your heart magnetic to God so you continually and diligently seek Him as a lifestyle of releasing His rewards. Heb 11:6 “But without pistis/faith (seen in continual and diligent faith actions against every threat to fear something other than God) it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must pisteuo/believe (seen in continual and diligent faith actions against every threat to fear something other than God) that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” The rewards come with diligent seeking with pistis faith actions, one of which is joy.

Soon you will find yourself easily and gladly obeying this powerful key that God has promised, even guaranteed, to release Him into your troubles for your deliverance. James 1:2 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience (so you develop the godly habit of faith actions the moment you are threatened or concerned that God will not show up, or reminded that the answer is not yet there as God tells us in Phil 4:4-9).”

Count means to call it joy even though it is not, but not just call it joy, count it as a call to do the thoughts, shouts and actions of joy anyway. So as these negative events and threats happen, you will be flooded with thoughts to make you give up on God, and become offended at God and others.

You will have to make cognitive choices, often at almost every moment and under intense pressure, to “count” it all as a call to joy, a call to battle, and then continue to do the faith actions BEFORE and UNTIL the answer comes.

In this process you will be building the Kingdom of God and destroying the kingdom of darkness, starting in your own soul to manifesting Jesus in every part of life.

Notice that this looks much like what the snake-bitten in the desert did with raah looking in Numbers 21, or as people express as they act in courage. As Jesus commanded in John 3:14-15, this is what we are to do in Communion as we pisteuo believe the Bible-way with faith actions of joy.

You can know that as you do the constant repetition of these Redemption facts, you will be exercising the best way science has found to write changes on your heart. That means it is a process of God within our very biology. It shows we are designed to act for success in God. So with the biological process using the Word of God, which is Spirit and zoe life, you will also be working in the spirit realm to get the good results and rewards God has promised.

Now, it does not matter what logic you use to get doing, but it is right, like Jesus would, doing of faith actions that makes the difference.

How long does it take? Well, for an immediate crisis, depending on where you are starting from, it can be an intense 30-60 minutes to 3-5 intense days of cramming on Redemption truth and Holy Spirit tongues. For a lifestyle, the shortest time for significant change is 90 days of continuous faith actions for 3-6 hours per day. This lifestyle change is very similar to going to the gym. Do less, get less; do more, get more.

“Well, I thought this was all by grace!” Yes that is true, but grace, Holy Spirit dwelling in us, compels us to work, to will and to do of God’s good pleasure. So the grace of God compels you to work, not to “get born-again,” but to release God into the earth as your regular lifestyle, just like Jesus and the early disciples did. And it is God’s good pleasure for us to heal the sick in the name of Jesus for and with Him. Col 1:29 “Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.”

1 Cor 15:10 “But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”

Phil 2:13 “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15 that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.”

For all those troubled with thoughts of legalism, notice that God is working in you to work, to do of His good pleasure. That means God is working, can you do less?

The truly difficult thing is the consequences of not managing your thought life.

Keep Working the Word so God can Work! 

God Bless You and Yours in the Name of Jesus to be more Noble in Him (Acts 17:11-12)

Jesus is Lord of Heaven and Earth!

Don

Donald C. Mann

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Rebuke of John MacArthur Cessationist over Divine Healing Testimony-Part 1

Rebuking a John MacArthur Cessationist for Slamming a Divine Healing Testimony – Part 1

Cessationist Preacher Building a Case

Cessationist Preacher Building a Case

Correspondence with Don Mann on Divine Continuationism Healing versus Cessationism – Part 1

Or, the Scriptural basis for why divine or faith or miracle healing is still occurring today.

Correspondence

Part 1

This was prompted when Jake read this: Faith Healing Miracle Testimony with Methods of Dominion Right On Time Part 1 and 2.

 

Incited when Jake read our article: Faith Healing Miracle Testimony with Methods of Dominion Right On Time Part 1 and Part 2

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Jake 8/2/14 (After reading the Part 1 and 2 article)

Hey Matt.  Hope you are well.  Thanks for sending the email. This type of thinking is called “word of faith” which is hyper-Pentecostal.  I would like to comment positively on this but i can’t.  If you would like to know more of my view on this which is in line with the Protestant reformation, i would be glad to share it with you bro.   God bless

Jake

 

MK 8/2/14

Matt to Jake

Jake, I suspected your response and definitely want to hear your views on it.  Been in NYC hospitals with mom for her surgery this week. She is ok. I think I pass your house, can I stop by some time?   Best, Matt

 

NOTE: Shortly after this discussion, Matt’s mother was divinely healed of kidney cancer. They went in and found no cancer on August 14, and then she, 85 years old, was up and walking all day in about 10 days. This was a miracle healing and an extraordinary recovery.

The mother, an atheist all her life, woke up praising Jesus for healing her as she was told she might not survive the surgery.

We did not tell Jake about this testimony.

 

MK 8/4/14

Matt to Jake,

Does your version of the Protestant Reformation Theology result in healings today?

Don says what his article is, is his version of Protestant Reformation Theology.

Don says for you to leave us your phone number for his people to call you at midnight for those late night calls of desperation, to get them healed within an hour after you get the prayer request.

God Bless, Matt

 

Jake 8/4/14 to Michael

Matt, We are cessationists because we claim the sign gifts of miracles died with the apostles after the establishment of the church. The gifts in the book of acts are no more repeatable than is the crucifixion of Jesus.  We contend that these are historical onetime events, not patterns to follow.  (Reformed) Church History is cooperative with this.  I highly recommend reading John MacArthur “strange fire ” and “charismatic chaos”.

 

MK 8/4/14   The Bible’s “name it and claim it” verse.

 Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

 

Jake 8/4/14 to Don

– So if you believe that you can prevent every death in the world tomorrow  no one will die right?   Or if you believe that you can go to a cemetery and resurrect all who are in the grave, you will be able to empty it right?

Context and harmony with other scriptures is needed to be biblical!!!
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Don 8/5/14 responding to Jake’s 8/4 email.

Hi Jake,

What are you saying? Jake, you said: “So if you believe that you can prevent every death in the world tomorrow no one will die right? Or if you believe that you can go to a cemetery and resurrect all who are in the grave, you will be able to empty it right?”

Even Jesus did not demonstrate your specious statements! But He will one day!

Are you so angry at God that you are calling me a liar? You cannot believe that God who NEVER CHANGES, (Mal 3:6) and Jesus who is THE SAME, YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER, (Heb 13:8) still cannot do what Jesus did then? How foolish!

The same God who did the miracles of Jesus, Abraham and Moses, is still around and still doing what He has always done. So you not only call me a liar, you call the Bible a liar, and therefore you call God, Holy Spirit and Jesus as liars. That is a job title called, Accuser of the Brethren, and not a happy job description.

Mal 3:6 “For I am the Lord, I change not…”

Heb 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

I had no idea that simply reporting an answer to prayer would bring such denouncement and allegations that my reporting what happened is all a lie. I have been praying and seeing people get healed most of my adult life, so this is not new to me. But to come back with such specious and obviously ignorant statements out of nowhere is a first for me.

If you want medically diagnosed, medically terminated and the patient left to die, and then medically validated re-diagnosis that the patient was totally healed, organs restored, etc, after prayer-based ministry in the name of Jesus, then look into the ministries of John Lake of the early 1900-1935 or T. L. Osborn (died 2013), or Curry Blake (still living), or Charles Ndifon (still living) for more recent times.

Funny thing is, they all maintained records of the diagnoses of the terminally sick and then well by the thousands, and their testimony is that they never saw anyone who saw the records even bothered to talk to the doctors involved, nor to those so healed, but summarily denied the records and the personal testimonies of those healed, just like your beloved John MacArthur does. The doubters typically are like the leaders in the Bible, who saw Jesus heal people and then killed Him to stop the miracles, because they drew people to Him. That is the pool you are drinking from. And that water is never sweet.

So you are left with the medical industry where the statistics are that roughly 1/3 are helped, 1/3 get well in spite of medical intervention and 1/3 die. The failures of modern medicine are so staggering it takes an idiot to go to a doctor, as it is now the leading cause of death in America.

At least medicine tries to help people; you and MacArthur remove every hope in God and turn them over to “science!” You are like a man who sees a cripple walking with a broken crutch, and you kick it out from under him, and then roll him off the road so you cannot stumble over him. Yet ever since the days of the Book of Acts, there are people who deny your cruel message and see God in gracious power.

The Southern Baptists have been cessationists since the 1700’s, but some churches have recently reversed this position due to the large numbers of obviously divine healing and manifestation of the 1 Cor 12 gifts of Holy Spirit, among their own members. This leaves the number of cessationist groups a small minority among Christians. It is just recently that the vast number of healing miracles among their own members, as mostly delivered by Word of Faith people, has caused the Southern Baptists to reverse their stance. They still have it twisted, but at least they now teach all the Holy Spirit gifts of 1 Cor 12, 14 and Rom 12 are for today. They have gone from cessationists to at least allowing continuationism of divine events.

Here are several passages describing the New Testament gifts of Holy Spirit in the church.

1 Cor 12:7-10

7 “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.”

1 Cor 14:14-15

14 “For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.”

1 Cor 12:28 “And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.”

1 Cor 14:31 “For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.”

Rom 12:6-8

6 “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.”

Miracle healings are now so prevalent in the medical industry that they call them “Spontaneous Remissions,” rather than try to explain them. But in the last 20 years these SR’s have increased dramatically as the word of healing in Jesus is getting out. And yes, they are far more prevalent in the south where faith is taught more often, than in the more faithless north where we live.

Among those in the group I am with, led by Curry Blake of John G Lake Ministries, www.jglm.org, as was true with Dr Lake in the early 1900’s, many doctors have left the medical business to do divine healing in the name of Jesus.

For today, the doctrine of cessationism is firmly entrenched in what is called Reformed Christianity, of which John MacArthur is a part. This is the belief that the apostolic and charismatic gifts (including speaking in tongues) ceased after the original 12 apostles passed away. However, several notable early church fathers—such as Justin Martyr (100-165), Irenaeus (115-202), Tertullian (160-220), and Origen (185-254)—recorded that the spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues, were still active in the church in their days. Augustine of Hippo (354-430), author of City of God, recorded healing miracles in his day. All of these are long after John, the last of the original apostles, had passed away around 100 AD. With these and other reports, there is significant historical evidence that the gifts did not stop at the death of John. There is significant evidence that the gifts have been in evidence since the early New Testament days through to today.

 Recent Facts: J. D.  King recounted that, though the church was conceived in the wicked constraints of the Roman Empire, it still found a way to grow exponentially.

Reflecting on this, Mark Galli, the editor of Christian History Magazine, noted that by AD 350 “about 56 percent of the population claimed to be Christians.”

Within a short period of time, of about 300 years, the followers of Jesus literally overtook this violent, unforgiving empire.

Historians such as Ramsey MacMullen of Yale and Peter Brown of Princeton acknowledge this expansion happened, principally, through healing and deliverance. In a time of intense persecution and evil, numerous conversions were ignited by these compelling signs and wonders.

Many would readily acknowledge this truth. Yet, they are reticent to accept this as a contemporary approach for evangelism and engagement, particularly in America. I certainly comprehend the skepticism and uncertainty. Yet the supernatural not only enabled growth in the tumultuous beginning, it is also facilitating growth right now.

This kind of expansion is currently evident throughout the third world. Many testimonies and demographic reports reveal that healing, deliverance and the gifts of the Spirit are facilitating a great expansion of the church. Luis Lugo points out that “Pentecostal beliefs and practices are literally reshaping the face of Christianity throughout the developing world.”

The estimates are that 80-90 % of recent developing world conversions to Christianity are by “Power Evangelism,” where most converts either were healed or had demons cast out of themselves, or saw them in others. To them the issue is that every healing and demon deliverance is the declaration that God, through the name of  Jesus, is the most powerful God.

For the most part, these things obviously are lacking in the American church, which explains a lot. – See more at: http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/45460-the-real-reason-american-churches-aren-t-growing#sthash.1Aqic7x9.dpuf

These validated historical facts debunk, destroy and makes ludicrous the Cessationist claim that God stopped doing wholesale miracles after the last apostle died, which is assumed to be John, at around 100 AD.

Jesus clearly stated that Holy Spirit is the one that did His miracles. It was not Jesus acting as God, but Jesus acting as a man working with God so He could be our example.

Here Jesus tells us it was not Him, but that Jesus used Holy Spirit to cast out the devils. It was Holy spirit in response to Jesus’ commands that cast out the devils or demons.

Matt 12:28 “But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.”

Here Jesus tells us that it was not Jesus but Father God (by Holy Spirit) who did all the signs and wonders Jesus did.

John 14:10 “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

Notice that Jesus then tells the disciples that those who believe on Jesus can do what Jesus did and even greater. The requirement is to be a believer, and not just an origional apostle of Jesus.

Holy Spirit: The chief issue for the subject of “Are miracles for today,” is where is Holy Spirit? If He is still here, which most of these cessationists claim, then all the gifts of Holy Spirit are here with Him and therefore the book of Acts cannot go away, but lives on today. Holy Spirit is a person and you get all of Him if you get any of Him. So with Him comes the gifts of Holy Spirit, which includes divine healing.

Jake, you are into an old heresy. For that matter Dr. Lake (during the years of 1890-1935) spent a lot of time dealing with cessationists in his day, so there are several articles about it in the book that Pam has by Roberts Liardon. From a historical perspective the signs and wonders seems to have reduced at around 400 AD, but every generation has had reports of divine activity. Today, by sheer numbers, the gifts of Holy Spirit are in abundance all over the earth.

And I put a couple of these clarifying articles in my book, “Battle Prayer for Divine Healing – FM2.”

Jake, If you are open to honest investigation, then read a copy of “The God of Miracles” by Henri Nissen, of an outpouring of divine miracles in the name of Jesus, in Denmark around 2000-2003 with atheistic corroborated newspaper and TV recorded miracles, all medically validated as real and then healed supernaturally, by the hundreds. The minister there was Charles Ndifon.

You said: So if you believe that you can prevent every death in the world tomorrow, no one will die right?   Or if you believe that you can go to a cemetery and resurrect all who are in the grave, you will be able to empty it right?

I did not make either of these specious statements, you did. Now both your specious statements will come to pass, when Jesus returns in the flesh. They are for that day, but not now. Or do you not know this?

That article I wrote related at least two non-cessationists (or continuationist) answers to prayer. What makes you think you calling me a liar is valid, or somehow changes what has already happened? What kind of person does that? And then bold statements like these? What is going on?

An honest seeker would ask for details, or at least some kind of questions. Perhaps even talk to the mother involved. You do none of this; you just shout that you have the truth and all I said was lies. This is a sad way for an intelligent seeker to go.

Let me get this straight. You are cessationists because you cannot get prayer with God to work, is that right? And because you “know” prayer does not work, you don’t even try to learn and do, is that right? That is like saying you lost your car keys, and therefore all cars no longer exist and certainly cannot drive. But effective prayer can be learned and Jesus taught on it.

This is self-fulfilling because God only responds to faith, not need. He suffers with you and wants to heal you, but needs faith in Him by His word to release Him. The promises of God go to believers, and not just those in need. Since you say God will not do this, then you can have no faith in God by His word. Therefore you do not see answers to prayer. Such is your sad circle of deplorable and hopeless logic.

I know you would refute this, but the good news is that for people like me, I do not need any faith on your part to get you healed in the name of Jesus. Since we have seen cessationists get healed all my life, your need should not be a problem. This is how you raise people from the dead. The dead have no faith, and so we do not need much faith on the part of those we pray for.

Your position is, if you can’t do it, it cannot be done. You are like a kid holding a tennis racket, and because some idiot told you that you cannot possibly hit tennis balls, you don’t even try. And even worse, you picket the TV stations because they show the tennis championships, just because you could not hit a tennis ball. And you stand on the hill above the public tennis courts while people play, yelling, “You are deceived, what you are doing cannot be done (because I can’t do it).”

You have fallen into the trap of interpreting the Bible by your experience, rather letting the Bible define your experiences. Your failures in prayer do not define God, but they do define your ignorance, doubts, unbelief, lack of diligence, and probably lack of compassion. And that is what the Bible says, not me. Since you are so in love with the medical industry, this is the diagnosis.

The Book of Acts is more accurately described as not, the acts of men, but the acts of Holy Spirit, through ordinary men. Jesus stated Holy Spirit is His replacement for the presence of God. So as long as Holy Spirit is on earth, the Book of Acts is not yet finished, and Jesus is still doing what Jesus has always done. And to assign miracles only to the Book of Acts time frame is to deny all the Old Testament miracles done seeking Jehovah God.

The first recorded healing miracle in the Bible is in the book of Genesis with Abraham (Genesis 20:17) and in that prayer a whole household of people got healed. The same God of the Old Testament is the same God of the New Testament, and is the same God of forever, who changes not and therefore is the same God of today.

Gen 20:17 “So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.”

If He worked miracles for Abraham in answer to prayer, then He is still capable of working miracles for those who will seek Him today. Therefore, if you do not work miracles by prayer in the name of Jesus, then you are not one who seeks God, but men. Again, your comments on the Bible are therefore corrupt and dangerous to biblical honesty and integrity. And that is a biblical statement made in the context of the Bible and your last 2 emails.

It is not biblical or in a godly context to call someone a liar just because you don’t like the message. That is right; kill the messenger and the events they report will cease to exist. So if someone had shot Paul Revere during the American Revolution to stop his famous ride, then that means the British would not have come, by your logic. It may be one thing to honestly debate theology, but it is another to call witness reports a lie. That is dishonest. And the essence of our modern scientific inquiry is honest investigation. So you have self-eliminated yourself as an honest investigator.

Well, for you I am sorry, you and your lies are too late; I have over one hundred similar reports, divine miracles all across the world. And I know others who have many more. And they are all over YouTube to watch in unedited glory.

Holy Spirit is here and He will be with the Christian forever:

John 14:16-17

16 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”

Because until Holy Spirit leaves this earth, Rom 12, 1 Cor 12 and 14 will forever stand as to what Holy Spirit always does for those who take the trouble to believe by the Bible. And who repealed Mark 11:22-26; John 14:12-14; or 16:23-24? And of course you call Jesus a liar when He taught us to pray the Our Father. To you this is just wasted effort. Why pray if there are no answers?

Mark 11:21-26

21 “And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.

22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God (or operate in faith like God does).

23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye aiteo/desire (demand, require and expect as due by covenant promise), when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”

 

John 14:12-14

12 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

13 And whatsoever ye shall aiteo/ask (demand, require and expect as due by covenant promise) in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14 If ye shall aiteo/ask (demand, require and expect as due by covenant promise) any thing in my name, I will do it.”

John 16:23-24

23 “And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall aiteo/ask (demand, require and expect as due by covenant promise) the Father in my name, he will give it you.

24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: aiteo/ask (demand, require and expect as due by covenant promise), and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”

But if there is even one answer, then your beliefs are a fallen house of cards. As to the book of Acts, those events are being repeated and superseded daily around the world today. They baffle and open the minds of honest investigators, and, as for dishonest investigators, they are to be avoided at all costs.

All it takes is one answered prayer to knock down the entire cessationist house of cards. And the evidence is overwhelming that God is still doing what He did in Acts, and even more. So the only position you are left with Jake, is the same that an atheist has. They call all contrary information as invalid because they cannot stand a different answer. So no amount of evidence will persuade you.

Christian cessationists fit a special caliber in the Bible. They are people who claim the Book, but deny the power of God. This makes the heart hard and Jesus described answering you this way:

Luke 16:28-31 Jesus told that the rich man said:

28 “For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.

31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”

What Jesus is saying is that because the Christian cessationists claim to see, they remain in their sin, and the only thing to cleanse them is to believe the Word of God. This is what happened to the Southern Baptists. They saw the miracles, signs and wonders, and could not refute the Scriptures. But they did for some 250 years.

For these kinds of cessationists, not even seeing someone risen from the dead will convince them, until they are first humbled and enlightened by the Scriptures. This is why Jesus called them “full of dead men’s bones” and “a generation of vipers, and “your father is the devil.” That phrase “your father is the devil” is not their spiritual heritage, but rather the source of their current thinking.

These same kinds of people saw Jesus heal thousands a day and managed to deny it was God doing the miracles. So the common cessationist message is that all miracles are of the devil. They have more faith in a cruel and merciless devil than a loving God. That is twisted!

2 Thess 2:9 “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.”

That whole thing about Satan’s imitation miracles of God means that first you have to have miracles of God in the present day for the devil to imitate. So that right there debunks the whole cessationist deal. You can only counterfeit what is the real. So in order for Satan to counterfeit the real, the real must be going on at the same time as the counterfeits are. Else they are just Satan’s miracles and not counterfeits. And that means God is still doing miracles today.

Some cessationists claim that miracles in Jesus will arise as the return of the Lord is near. That is amazing, since reports of active supernatural and biblical Christianity are all growing over the world, if they are fighting the presence of miracles, they are fighting God.

And how about 1 Cor 12:31 and 14:1, where you are commanded to covet, desire eagerly, make it your life passion, to do the Holy Spirit miracle gifts, all of them?

1 Cor 12:31 “But covet earnestly (desire passionately) the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.”

1 Cor 14:1 “Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.”

Since those chapters cannot be repealed, being a cessationist means you are not a full Bible believer. You are just like a Jehovah’s Witness or a Mormon or even a Moslem, or for that matter, a traditional Jew who says the Messiah has yet to come, where you select only certain parts of the Bible, and remove the rest. That means as far as I am concerned, since you are at best only a partial Bible believer, you can make no valid claims about the Bible. Everything you say is corrupt, and that includes your beloved MacArthur.

As long as Holy Spirit is on the earth and in the Church, then 1 Cor 12 and 14, not to mention Mark 16:14-20, and Matt 28:18-20 (where Jesus specifically told them to teach others to do ALL Jesus taught them and that includes Holy Spirit miracles, but they are for those who will believe the full Bible). You cannot be a valid missionary if you do not include all Jesus taught, including how to work miracles.

Mark 16:14-20

14 “Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.”

Matt 28:18-20

18 “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

And that includes answers to prayer. And if any prayer is ever answered today, then all the Bible promises are ours because God is no respecter of persons. Do the right things in God and you will get the right results of God. Go your own way, and nothing happening with God is the promised result. So your cessationist views are guaranteed to produce no miracle results. Thus you are a self-fulfilling prophet of defeat, despair, and lies. You sound like the pontificating braggarts who said man could never fly.

This puts you in this category that Jesus described: Mark 12:24 “And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the dunamis/power of God?” But you do know the lies of a bitter man seeking and finding bitter people to spout his bitter despair.

You may think you know the Scriptures, but until you know the dunamis miracle power of God, you are in biblical error. And that miracle power is Holy Spirit in action through humans. It is what and who Holy Spirit is. He is the power of God. And if Holy Spirit is present, all the power of God is present and can be released by faith mixed with the promises of God for those who will.

Jesus commanded that we are to demonstrate the same gospel He preached to all the nations. It is obvious that today, there remains large groups in the world who do not have a full and valid preaching of the gospel. The are still some who in no way could be considered as having or allowing a Christian witness. Since Jesus commanded the apostles do preach with the working of miracles, and the job is still not done of making disciples of the nations, then the miracles are still for today until all new converts walk in Mark 16:15-20.

When Jesus was asked how ordinary men could work miracles, here is what the Gospel of John records:

John 6:28 “Then said they unto him (Jesus), What shall we do, that we might work the dunamis/works (miracles) of God? 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.”

Since you and John MacArthur do not do the miracle works of God, then you do not do whatever that word “believe” means, because believers in Jesus do miracle works, and this was Jesus describing how to do it. Whatever kind of “believing” you are doing, it is not the same as Jesus is describing, because Jesus did Holy Spirit powered miracles, and those that believe rightly on Him do Holy Spirit powered miracles. Since I see Holy Spirit do miracles through me, I must be doing a better job of believing than those who do not see miracles. So you must not be believing on Jesus rightly. So your beliefs are corrupt.

When Jesus saw the depth of the need, and the religious leaders could not get the people supernaturally healed, Jesus appointed 12 and then 70 more to go heal. That means at one time there were 83 (Jesus + 12+70) working miracles, not to mention the one the disciples tried to stop who was working miracles in the name of Jesus, but did not follow them. That is at least 84 people working miracles of God, doing what Jesus wanted.

Here is what happened. Mark 9:38-40

38 “And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.

39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.

40 For he that is not against us is on our part.”

And for a similar case: Luke 9:50 “And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.”

Notice Jesus said that anyone who does miracles in His name in on Jesus’ part. So if I today work miracles in the name of Jesus, which I do, Jesus says I am doing what He wants. So if you want praise of Jesus, go work some demon-casting-out miracles in the name of Jesus. Now this statement is never repealed in the entire Bible. So it still stands as a way to please God today.

And the corollary is also true, if you are trying to stop people from working miracles in the name of Jesus, you are not a friend, but an enemy of Jesus. That is another sad job description for you, Jake.

Since Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever, He still wants people healing others in the name of Jesus. If you want to please Jesus, then get the right teaching as they were told in Matt 28:20 to give, so you can do what God created you to do. Since you like dealing in absolutes, until you do, and are seeking to do, then you are a hater of Jesus. That is another sad job description for you, Jake.

Matt 28:18-20

18 “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

If you do not love Jesus, you are hating Him. Digital Universe.

If a man will not work miracles, but only trust in the hand of man, or as we call it today, science, he is not a lover of God.

Matt 6:24 “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

Jesus did not avoid the religious leaders; they just would not answer His call, just like you and John MacArthur. Jesus summarily dismissed you as “not shepherds,” those who have a seat, but do not do your God-assigned jobs. Jesus loves people still, and people still can see His hand in power, but not you and your “non-shepherd.” So Jesus has called a lot more than the 83, and we are all over the earth doing the works of Jesus, while you watch people suffer with no godly action on your part. Jesus calls this a hard heart.

Since you apparently will not help in the midnight calls of distress, know that if you call me in your distress, I will pray, and God, who makes the sun to rise every day in the clockwork of the stars, just like He does in the laws of prayer, will move in you for your blessing also. And I really won’t care if you acknowledge God did it or not, if at no other time, Judgment Day will be the time you will hear, but that will be at your expense. So if you really need help, please send me an email so I can take it as a prayer request. Even though I despise the cruel lies you assert, that will not stop the love of God in Holy Spirit from healing you with my prayers.

Here are some facts: If Jesus spent 3-6 hours a day, 1-4 all nights a week, and often arose early in the morning for Scripture prayer, and Peter, James, Paul and other disciples did the same, and all taught their disciples to do the same, along with 1-6 hours a day in Holy Spirit tongues, why not you? So if you wonder where your answers from God are, now you know.

If you did not spend the time and  “Jesus-effort” before the battle, do not be surprised if you have to spend it in the battle to get victory. Otherwise learn to accept defeat, and like the cessationists, blame it on something else rather than your lack of diligence. If you are a child of God, born-again in Jesus, you have all the power of God there is. The issue is you effectively renewing your mind to release God.

God spent the wonder of the Universe, Jesus, for our healing and blessing. The issue is not God withholding anything. The issue is us doing the right things to release Him, as God is no respecter of persons, nor can He show partiality (Acts 10:34-35).

Acts 10:34-35

34 “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons (shows no partiality of one over another):

35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.”

This means that all those you think are closer to God than you are did not get there by the special finger or choosing of God, but did it by doing more of the right things of God than you did. And that includes Jesus and all the apostles in the Bible. Jesus came as a man and emptied Himself of deity. So He removed from Himself everything that you do not have, so He could do it like you can do it.

A Bible not devoured is like bags of seed stored away. The potential of God into the earth is there, but rarely a harvest is made. Jesus is the Seed. The only soil that matters is your heart.

The truly difficult thing is the consequences of not managing your thought life.

Keep Working the Word so God can Work!

God Bless You and Yours in the Name of Jesus to be more Noble in Him (Acts 17:11-12)

Jesus is Lord of Heaven and Earth

Be found faithful,

Be blessed.    Don

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Faith Healing Miracle Testimony with Methods of Dominion Right On Time Part 2

Faith Healing Miracle Testimony with Methods of Dominion:

Part 2

Key to Miracle Prayer

Key to Miracle Prayer

This is Part 2 of the healing testimony and is describing the methods used.

Luke 10:17-19 “And the seventy returned again with joy saying, ‘Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Thy name.’ And He said, ‘I beheld Satan and lightning fall from heaven.’ Behold I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and all of the power of the enemy.”

Now that first word “power” there is the Greek word that means authority. “I give you authority to tread over all of the power of the enemy.” That second word, power, is the Greek word that means ability. “I give you authority over all of the enemy’s ability.” If you have ability over the enemy, that means you have to fight with him. You have to deal with him. Physically, basically, you have to fight with him. But if you have authority, you say, “No. Stop it.” And that stops his ability. If you have authority over his works, that means you can destroy and heal those works back to the will of God in the name of Jesus. You see, by Jesus you have authority over the devil and his works to destroy them.

Authority speaks. Ability has to fight. It has to wrestle. But authority speaks, and it has to be done. A cop does not have to come up and grab you. A cop says, “Stop.” He puts his hand up in front of your car, and you stop. Why? Because he has authority. He doesn’t have to come by your car window, and as you drive past, and he has to grab you by the throat or something, and make you stop. If he does, you are a rebel. You’re a criminal.

Authority is the right to do something and assume the power to enforce that assignment. I may have a gun, but I as a civilian don’t have authority to shoot people, or hunt out of season, or off of game lands. The devil has ability, but he has no authority. If a policeman gives a command, and it is not followed, then he calls in more aggressive strength to enforce his words. We do the same when, if on the first command the demon or sickness does not move, we go into aggressive “artillery or combat or SWAT mode,” where we hit it with commands again and again, and “go after it,” with continued faith actions until it obeys and the person is healed. Not reacting aggressively if the demon ignores your first commands, means you are not exercising authority.

Luke 11:14

14 And he (Jesus) was casting out (driving out with multiple words, in the process of ejecting) a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass (over time), when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.”

Here we see Jesus casting out a demon that causes dumbness, not able to speak. Jesus was exercising authority expecting God to enforce His words, and “it came to pass,” God did by Holy Spirit. This is the same Holy Spirit that dwells in the born-again-in-Jesus Christian. In this case the demon did not go out with just one word, it took a process. If Jesus had to use a process, so can we.

We never look at the size of the problem because Holy Spirit, the Greater One, dwells within us. There is no power in the Universe that is a match for Him. The devil will try to get you to focus on you and/or the problem and off of God. Your job is to get strong in the strength of the Lord for your ministry efforts.

Godly authority enforces the will of God. Authority speaks; believing speaks; if you are believing, you will be speaking with authority.

2 Cor 4:13

13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I logos/spoken (commands, direction, instruction); we also believe, and therefore logos/speak (commands, direction, instruction).”

Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Authority and Faith for God. To release authority or faith, you must speak the words of God with authority. These words release Holy Spirit and apply Him to the situation. We call these commands, directions, and instructions on what to do. We are not speaking directly to God; we are speaking directly to the situation, the mountain, the problem, and expecting God to empower our words. Faith speaks. No speaking in authority means no faith. Little speaking in authority means little believing. Much great speaking in authority means great faith or great believing. If there are no faith actions, there is no faith. To be active in faith means to be active in speaking authority for God. This is seen in aiteo commands as Jesus taught, and we will get into that later.]

Please let me know if you find this useful. Or have any improvement suggestions.

If you find it useful, please feel free to pass it on to others.

If Jesus spent 3-6 hours a day, 1-4 all nights a week, and often arose early in the morning for Scripture prayer, and Peter, James, Paul and other disciples did the same, and all taught their disciples to do the same, along with 1-6 hours a day in Holy Spirit tongues, why not you? So if you wonder where your answers from God are, now you know.

If you did not spend the time and  “Jesus-effort” before the battle, do not be surprised if you have to spend it in the battle to get victory. Otherwise learn to accept defeat, and blame it on something else rather than your lack of diligence. If you are a child of God, born-again in Jesus, you have all the power of God there is. The issue is you effectively renewing your mind to release God.

God spent the wonder of the Universe, Jesus, for our healing and blessing. The issue is not God withholding anything. The issue is us doing the right things to release Him, as God is no respecter of persons, nor can He show partiality (Acts 10:34-35).

A Bible not devoured is like bags of seed stored away. The potential of God into the earth is there, but rarely a harvest is made. Jesus is the Seed. The only soil that matters is your heart.

 

The truly difficult thing is the consequences of not managing your thought life.

 

Keep Working the Word so God can Work!

 

God Bless You and Yours in the Name of Jesus to be more Noble in Him (Acts 17:11-12)

 

Jesus is Lord of Heaven and Earth!

Don

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Faith Healing Miracle Testimony with Methods of Dominion Right On Time Part 1

 

Key to Miracle Prayer

Key to Miracle Prayer

 

Faith Healing Miracle Testimony with Methods of Dominion Right On Time: Part 1

Every man knows he is to worship God. But they don’t want to do that, so they worship something else. But the urge to worship is created in man. But the urge to have dominion is also in man, but he tries to exercise it through fallen-nature means, rather than through means and methods that God has provided as a born again person.

What position does a son of God occupy? It is a position of dominion. It is a position of authority for God.

Here is one example as I prayed over an email prayer request for a suffering and tormented little boy. I had just spoken by phone with this mother the day before, and she did not mention any of this. The email prayer request came earlier in the day, but I saw it just as I was going to bed. I sent an email right after I spoke over the situation as God would speak. “The pain and thrashing would go, the infections die and go, all the other infirmities would die and go, they would bow at the name of Jesus and obey; this boy will be healed and become normal in every way, then I commanded, RECEIVE, in the name of Jesus,” to release Holy Spirit into them.

I asked the mother to email me again to let me know what happened. In the morning I got an email that said, “I could tell when you prayed. Everything stopped shortly after you sent your email last night, telling me you had just spoken over this thing. This morning he started thrashing about again, but it stopped after I prayed once. Please keep speaking life.”

Here is my response:

I am glad we have proved the word of God is true. To put some helpful images in your mind because you are in the thick of it and can respond first. It takes effort, but you can step out of yourself in sympathy of poor suffering boy and poor suffering mom and this will never end, into compassion which demands the devil go.

It is kind of like I saw in a movie the other day, where a woman in hysterics shot and killed several wolves attacking her and her baby, which was a version of a true story. She knew she had to calm down and aim straight, and not just shoot in the direction of the wolves, but right at each one to kill it, while it charged at her. She overcame her fear because of love for her baby. She was the only difference between life and death at that moment, and she had to do her job, and she did. She killed 3 or 4 with her 6 gun, and had some shots to spare if they came back.

If a fearful mother can do it with a gun, we can do it with the name of Jesus, because it is not about our perfection, but His; it is not about our holiness, but His; it is not about our power, but His; it is not about our words, but His; it is not about our name, but His: it is not about our authority, but His. So if you can squirt bug spray on a bug, believing in the strength of the spray; you can put the name of Jesus on a symptom and everything behind it, and demand that demon go in a holy rage of determination (not fear) to go, and it will. A bullet comes out of gun with force, and so can the name of Jesus. Jesus can then make it happen because of your right words and attitude. Kind of like scrubbing a spot on the stove top, that refuses to move, but you keep at it with force, and it will go. Or, Get fed up enough to aim and fire as many times as needed.

Even as I was speaking over them that night, I kept getting sympathy images that I turned into compassion and being fed up enough that this devil had to go. I turned away from the mother and her child’s suffering to hating the torment of the devil, and exercised dominion over that thing in the name of Jesus. After I was done, I prayed in tongues a few minutes, and then headed to bed.

When I read the email the next morning, I repeated what I had done the night before, but a little more firmly or angry that it had come back, with the attitude of, “This stops now; so devil, you and your works go now, never to return, in the name of Jesus.” I had to rise up in my mind from, “Oh no,” to “Will God help?” to “This is enough, devil you go, now, in the name of Jesus.”

Before first I prayed, I was a bit overwhelmed with the situation. So my first action before praying was to say to myself something like this, to fill my immediate self with the presence of Holy Spirit to power the dominion of Jesus through me, over this situation. “You are supposed to do this; you are a Christian, anointed and called to do this. God has equipped you, you are ready to do it, and you should be doing it. God backs His word on my lips; He is my power, I am speaking for Him and He will do His word for He cannot lie. Believing is a verb so I say, thank You, Lord, this was healed by the stripes of Jesus 2000 years ago, and is waiting to manifest right now, so it will manifest now to Your joy Father. Thank You, Father for empowering Your word. Amen. I can act my way into believing quicker than I can believe my way into acting, so I will be the man of God I am made to be. Now devil, I take authority over you in the name of Jesus, and you will hear and obey the voice of the word of God on my lips, now Go, and this healing Be, in the name of Jesus. ”

Now you maybe would have done it differently, but I did not know I could call on you at midnight.

The above shows some of the methods I used. So what were my exact words in the prayer? They were something like this:

“Greater are You, Holy Spirit, that is in me than any demon work. This is nothing to You, or Your great power Holy Spirit. Father, I thank You that this is done in the stripes, blood and resurrection of Jesus, when Jesus bore this by His stripes, and when You, Father, had Holy Spirit raise Jesus from the dead. It is already done, Thank You. Father, You are in me by Holy Spirit to set ___ free now. ___, you are free NOW, in the name of Jesus. So devil, you hear and obey the voice of the word of God through me. I break your power over _________, and I command you devil, and all your works to get off of _____ right now, never to return, in the name of Jesus! The pain and thrashing will go, the infections die and go, autism and all the other infirmities will die and go, they all will bow at the name of Jesus and obey. Devils, go and never return; body, be whole; mind, be right; life of God, set ____ free. (Then I commanded a little more firmly:) RECIEVE in the name of Jesus! He will be healed and fully normal and a blessing in the house. Thank You, Father for doing Your word. Amen!” If I remember correctly, I then placed my fingers on the monitor with the email request and commanded life once again as a point of contact.

Next I did what John Lake said, “Now that we have prayed, let’s just believe the Lord for a few minutes.” This would include the faith actions of exuberant thanksgiving, calling those things that be not as if they are of the healing, along with praise and some rejoicing shouts. Then I spoke in tongues for a minute or so, as I headed to bed. I left with the attitude of, “OK, God, I put You on him, thank You, for doing ‘Your thing.’ Amen, it is done.”

Why did it come back in the morning? I don’t know. But what I do know is the temptation in the child came back, and this time the mother, knowing my speaking had worked the night before, took courage, and spoke to cast out the demons again. “Was it the same demon(s)?” No, I think it was a new one(s), but it knew what the others had done, so they copycatted the previous symptoms. It is not unusual for the symptoms to try to return, so be ready to exercise the authority of Jesus to exert dominion over the devil again and again. Sometimes this is just like cleaning a house. It is not the same dirt, but it is still dirt and it has to go out anyway.

I then repeated the faith actions and prayed in tongues for a few minutes. I did not touch the monitor with the email on it. I have no problem repeating this to add more zoe life until the report is that it is gone.

What do I do in the meantime, until full victory? Then I added them to my daily prayer list and command life into the child and then entire family. I told the mother to put her hands on the child, and command zoe life every time she touches the child. (This is a good practice whether they are sick or not.)

Healing is a process over time. Miracles are relatively instant. So until the healing or miracle is complete, putting zoe life into them helps the healing process and nurtures the word of God in them. The other is to obey Phil 4:4-9 whenever they have a concern that the healing is not yet done. That means to give thanks, calling those things that be not as if they are, for what is not yet manifest of God’s promises and reports. This can include regular affirmations such as, “Shut up devil, in the name of Jesus; this does work, ___ prayed, zoe life is moving and this devil will go, these lies will be destroyed. ____ is healed and walks free. I will keep working until it works. Thank You, Father; I will see this victory, in the name of Jesus.” Repeat whenever troubled that it is not working, or seems to be going slowly. This is how you do faith actions BEFORE and UNTIL the answer is completely manifest.

We were healed by the stripes of Jesus 2000 years ago (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24), but we continually need to reaffirm and enforce that report of the Lord over the report of present symptoms. When I proclaim Jesus is Lord, then these symptoms will go and life will be restored in full healing. Keep repeating until done. Do you have a better use for your mouth?

This is a method of pure dominion speaking of zoe life in the authority of Jesus. It was not reading about the authority of the believer, the name of Jesus and the work of the stripes of Jesus, but applying them to a situation until the devil bows and goes. Study without action is deception; study with action is the Kingdom of God manifesting in power. Sometimes I may use just one word, such as, “Be healed,” or “Freedom”  or “Jesus.” For shorter words, my intention is the content of the longer word. That night I used a longer word.

See Part 2 for the rest of this post.

Problems with the book, Christ the Healer

Christ the Healer

 

In my opinion, “Christ the Healer,” is a great book, up until it starts to list why people do not get healed. Then it no longer matches the Bible. That is about 2/3 of the way through.

First it refutes many of the points made earlier in the book, and second it refutes many Scriptures made in the process of his explanations.

I personally discovered this years ago as I was studying healing. Then I looked up Scriptures that refuted all the reasons Rev. Bosworth gave for people not getting healed. This was long before I ever heard of John Lake or Curry Blake. So when Curry made the same point, I knew what Curry was talking about.

F. F. Bosworth

F. F. Bosworth

The amazing thing about spiritual truth is that if you believe a lie, it can stop you from getting healed by God. If that is your belief, then you must either replace that issue with truth, or satisfy the reason you think you should not be healed.

For example, John Lake pretty much believed what is in “Christ the Healer” on why a lack of healing results, as did most the people from about 1850-1960, and many still do as it is still a prevalent teaching in our day. But I do not think that E. W. Kenyon had this deception. The teaching on our being made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Cor 5:21) is slowly correcting this error.

For example, John Lake was ministering healing to a man and they were not getting any results, which was highly unusual. So they sought the Lord and found out the man had stolen $5,000.  So they got the man to return the money and then his healing came.

The man also believed that if he had sin God would not heal him.  So the word of knowledge addressed both what the man and Lake believed. When the man returned the money, both Lake and the man had confidence that God would heal, and the man got healed.

It is confidence that you are ministering the will of God, that God hears you that releases God to heal. If you run into a problem, then you need to get your confidence back.

Lake preached sin can stop healing so the devil knew what Lake, and the man believed. That gave the devil the window to resist. Lake believed if there was a hindrance, then sin was involved. Thus the resolution of the theft solved the problem for both Lake and the man, but had no impact on God. But until then both the minister and the one sick limited God.

Law or sin consciousness preachers focus on outward sin like drunkenness, murder or wife-beating. Neither Lake nor the man considered fear and unbelief as sins, but they will send you to hell just as sure as murder or idolatry.

Rev 21:8 “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Remember 1 Cor 10:14 tells us it is idolatry in Christians that causes us to doubt God and fail in trials. And instead of counting it all joy, most Christians show little joy in troubles.

When was the last time you heard anyone say, “Rejoice with me. We will have victory, but right now it looks so bad we will go under is just a few days. So let’s dance to get the victory!”

This deception of believing healing failure over sin is how your false beliefs can limit God. That is why it is often hard to get modern Western church-people healed unless the minister is prepared to deal with this. Then you can get them healed on your own effort (that is, not expecting any faith help on their part), but it is also a reason many church people lose their healing. The devil does come back, and they accept the problem again as they know they are somehow wrong with God. That is one of the reasons why Kenyon wrote the books he did, to try to deal with this.

Or as Curry Blake said, “I can get you healed, but I cannot keep you healed. For that you need gospel mind-renewing.”

In the new covenant God says He will not remember your sins and iniquities any more (Heb 8 and 10), but this false belief about sin says God does remember your sins to not heal you, and thus calls God a liar and the work of Jesus inadequate.

But, as Jesus said, “As your faith, so be it unto you.” Thus you do not get healed by prayer or Holy Communion because of lies or error you believe instead. And if the one ministering divine healing believes those same lies, they cannot get you healed either.

In this false teaching, this doctrine of devils, sin is the reason why one does not get healed, thus no sinner could ever pray the prayer of salvation until they went back through their entire life, recorded every sin, then confessed it. Then add to that those after generational curses, you would go back and do the same to the 4th, 10th or 10,000th generation, to confess and repent of all sins.

And no one could get healed of any sickness, or any prayer answered because it would not be by grace, in spite of your sins, but because you did the right works of confession and repentance to get healed. So how did the cripple from birth get healed at the Gate Beautiful in Acts 3?

Acts 3:12 “And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

… 15 And (ye) killed the Prince (Administrator, Controller) of zoe/life (Jesus), whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. 16 And his (Jesus’) name through faith in his (Jesus’) name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him (Jesus) hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.”

Peter explicitly states it was not any power he had or holiness, including confession of sins to the 10,000th generation, that got that man healed, but that man got healed by Peter’s faith in the name of Jesus as Lord.

Faith failure is failure to properly apply the propitiation of Jesus by the cross in the Mighty Work of Redemption as the Mighty Arm of God that is the basis for all healing and prayer answering of God, including Holy Communion working to make you prosperous, give divine healing, divine health, long happy and productive life, and a heart continually on fire for God to continually produce the glory of God like Jesus did.

This failure in Communion means you do not get the benefits God so eagerly desires and invested Jesus for you and yours. This faith failure means you do not get cursed by God when you take the Lord’s Table improperly, but you keep all the curses, oppressions or lordship of the devil you and yours came in with. And that includes when a minister administers divine healing to the sick and dying.

Then the next perverse question is, how many sins do you have to confess before you can get healed by God? Is it one big one, like stealing $5,000 (today it would be $50,000 or $500,000). Or one night drunk? Or watching one pornographic movie? Or not giving alms to beggars? Or not going to church one Sunday? Or maybe it is not one, but 10 sins? Just how many sins do you have to confess, repent of, reconcile and make restitution for to get divine healing to work?

Divine healing is so you can be so thankful to God you will do these godly and reconciling things gladly.

Since the same Greek word sozo is translated as both saved and healed, how many sins do you have to name before you can get saved, born again, much less healed? I love and cringe at this statement, “Stupid thinking keeps you stupid.”

While confession of sins is part of our responsibilities, it has nothing to do with getting divine healing as healing is based on grace in spite of your works, and on the work of God through Jesus. And Holy Communion works the same way for prosperity, divine healing, divine health, happy marriages, long happy life and a heart on fire for God like Jesus has.

Now you know why so few walk in the benefits of Holy Communion also. And why God gives this rebuke and lament:

1 Cor 11:30 “For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.”

And in expanded form:

1 Cor 11:30 “For this cause (failure to discern the work of Jesus in His in His propitiation, especially the breaking of His body for you) many are weak (have no strength in this world, lack of mental clarity, poverty, confusion, being a victim, awash with fear of all kinds, lack of Holy Spirit gifts functioning, divorce, wayward children, etc.) and sickly among you (your healing prayers or others do not work well), and many sleep (in early death and keep hard hearts toward God).”

Or again:

Failure in Communion means you to walk in the continual oppressions of the devil to experience all forms of hell on earth in fast and slow forms, because you fail to properly discern the Lord’s work is His body at the whipping post and on the cross.

And to make it worse, those same law and sin consciousness preachers also teach that everyone Jesus did heal had no sin, else they could not have been healed. So how did the Centurion’s servant, who was probably not a Jew, get healed?

The Only Standard is Jesus: Remember the standard of God for sinlessness, or perfection,  is Jesus, not John Lake or anyone else. If you are not just like Jesus 24 x 7 x life, then you are in sin, have sin and thus by this demonic teaching, cannot get divinely healed. And that includes all the people Jesus healed in His day, Paul healed in his day, and those I and others heal in our day. Everyone in the Bible except Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit had sin!

Based on this false teaching no one can get divine healing since no one is yet perfect like Jesus all the time. Yet many do get divine healing, so what is going on? Simple, if you never heard this lie or you ignore it, you can get divine healing.

If you are like me, I have a copy of “Christ the Healer” in my library. The first part of the book is wonderful. The errors on lack of healing are part of the reason I wrote my books on healing and redemption.

If you look at those reasons for a lack of healing Bosworth lists, then everyone can find themselves in them. So the person looking to get healed does not get healed with a book designed to supposedly promote divine healing!

Most of the people I know of who got healed from that book, never did read the last part of it. But those that did read all of it, stay sick, or ignore the last part.

As one lady told me, “I read all that, but I know God loves me, so He will heal me because Jesus already healed me 2000 years ago.” She had some jumbled theology, but that lady got healed.

In my opinion, this book is the reason why so many churches preach divine healing, but see so little of it. It is easy to find why you should not get healed in this book. Thus you first get excited, and then find out you cannot be healed, “until…”

Jesus never told anyone to repent, go reconcile or be reconciled, forgive, get right with God, confess their sins, do penance, make restitution, pray some more, go help others, read the Bible or any other thing to get healed. Jesus never said that He could not heal until you learned your lesson. Yet this book says all this and more.

Now whose report will you believe?

If Jesus spent 3-6 hours a day, 1-4 all nights a week, and often arose  early in the morning for Scripture prayer, and Peter, James, Paul and other disciples did the same, why not you? So if you wonder where your answers from God are, now you know.

A Bible not devoured is like bags of seed stored away. The potential of God into the earth is there, but rarely a harvest is made. Jesus is the Seed. The only soil that matters is your heart.

The truly difficult thing is the consequences of not managing your thought life.

Keep Working the Word so God can Work!

God Bless You and Yours in the Name of Jesus to be more Noble in Him (Acts 17:11-12)

Jesus is Lord of Heaven and Earth!

Don

Donald C. Mann

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    Battle Prayer for Divine Healing-Field Manual 2

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